Sky Full of Stars
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Sky Full of Stars {Finished Quilt}

Well, in the end I stuck with the 1″ quilting density for Sky Full of Stars. The quilting seems to be just what the quilt needed, and I probably didn’t have enough of the dark navy thread to double the density.

Sky Full of Stars

Sky Full of Stars

The quilt finished at 48″ square after quilting and binding. I love how the quilt shows off both the Curve Star Blocks and Inset Curve Stars. The piecing method is a great way to feature some favorite prints, and I like how the dark Kona Cotton Storm contrasts and sets off these Carolyn Friedlander prints.

Sky Full of Stars

Sky Full of Stars

I used my walking foot and guide to quilt the 1″ spaced lines. Even going a stitch at a time, I found that I lost precision in my lines as the curves got smaller, so I ripped out the smallest curves with a 1″ or 2″ radius and marked them all with my Hera marker. I was much happier with the consistency and even the stitch length was better once I had a clear path to follow for those tight curves.

Sky Full of Stars

Sky Full of Stars

I used 50wt Aurifil 2784 (Dark Navy) for the piecing and for quilting the background. For quilting the stars, I switched to using 50wt Aurifil 2024 (White). Instead of continuing the echo for the center of the stars, I opted to quilt a plus shape, which I like to think is a bit of sparkle for each star.

Sky Full of Stars {Back}

Sky Full of Stars {Back}

I love that the backing really shows off the quilting design, and I find the echo quilting in the corners to have a very retro vibe.

Sky Full of Stars {Back}

Sky Full of Stars {Back}

The photo above is probably the closest to the true color of the Kona Cotton Jungle backing that I was able to capture. Getting my camera white balance to play well with these bold, saturated colors can be a trick.

Sky Full of Stars {Binding}

Sky Full of Stars {Binding}

I had enough of one of the Architextures crosshatch prints from the front to use as the binding, and I think it creates a nice frame and compliments both the solids on the front and back of the quilt.

My favorite time spent quilting this week was stitching the binding down for this finish. I think I will focus on turning my test blocks into mini quilt finishes before picking out a new project to work on. I hope you found some time for quilting this week, too.

Linking up with Michelle From Bolt to Beauty‘s Beauties Pageant 92 and August 2020 Favorite Finish with Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs.

16 thoughts on “Sky Full of Stars {Finished Quilt}

  1. Cindy P says:

    I like the back view as it shows your quilting, which is lovely!

  2. Suzanne says:

    I LOVE what you did on the back! It makes both sides very interesting.

  3. Patti Schafer says:

    The quilt turned out very nice. I have to agree with other comments the quilting design that you designed looks wonderful from both sides. Great Job

  4. patty says:

    The quilting came out great – really compliments the overall design.

  5. This is wonderful! I’ve enjoyed watching the evolution of this project, and the quilting and binding is the perfect ending. I’m a sucker for binding fabric that is striped, crosshatched, or other fun textures, so your choice is right up my alley. Thanks for all the tutorials and eye candy throughout the process. 🙂

  6. Jan Ochterbeck says:

    Your quilting really enhances this quilt! Well done – congratulations on your finish.

  7. Wow, Yvonne – this blows me away. I hope your class sells out!

  8. I love your use of prints in this project, Yvonne. Between the different patterns and the plus-sign quilting, it does seem like each of these stars sparkles. Well done!

  9. Debbie says:

    Oh I love how this turned out and agree your 1″ quilting is a great fit. I also love the ‘sparkle’ in each star!

  10. allisonwp says:

    It was worth persevering with quilting those circles! The quilting looks amazing on it’s own – I think you have definitely created a double-sided quilt 🙂

  11. I love everything about Sky full of Stars! Enough to learn curved piecing! The quilting is large too. It’s beautiful from both sides too, which is totally gorgeous.

  12. Julie Vogel says:

    I will be honest: I was not sure I liked this quilt when you first were sharing your new creation. But I LOVE it now! I love how the stars pop in the dark background. The variety of the prints are perfectly individual and yet none overpowers the others. And the quilting? WOW! It is a piece of art! As always, thank you for sharing!!

  13. Jasmine @ Quilt Kisses says:

    I love how this turned out. Your quilting reminds me of what I did on one quilt. Concentric circles have more starts and stops, but they look awesome.

  14. This is gorgeous and the quilting is perfect. I love both sides and can’t wait to try some one day. I think sticking with the 1″ was a really good choice.

  15. Anja @ Anja Quilts says:

    Wow. This is amazing.

  16. Dawn says:

    This is beautifully done! I really love your quilting!

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